U.S. embassy guards in Baghdad fire stun grenades at protesters outside

 U.S. embassy guards in Baghdad fire stun grenades at protesters outside

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Security guards inside the U.S. embassy in Baghdad fired stun grenades at protesters outside the gates of the compound on Tuesday.

Reuters correspondents heard four loud bangs.

The U.S. ambassador to Iraq and other staff had been evacuated from the embassy earlier for their safety.

(Reporting By Ahmed Rasheed, Maher Nazeh and Thaier al-Sudani , Writing by Maha El Dahan; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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Updated Date: Jan 01, 2020 00:12:18 IST